Wearing MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipstick in Sail La Vie
They (meaning Tabs and El Hub) call me “Mrs. Fickle Lips” for a reason. Why? Because “Mrs. Never Leaves the House Without a Minimum of Five Tubes of Lipstick in Her Purse” doesn’t have the same ring to it.
I don’t mind the moniker at all. In fact, I love it! And now I can protect my rep with the new MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipsticks ($15.50 each). The four limited edition shades suit both my bright and neutral makeup moods and give me even more reason to tote multiple tubes of lipstick around with me during the day.
Hey, it never hurts to be prepared.
MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipsticks from the left: To Catch a Sailor, Salute!, Red Racer and Sail La Vie
Say I’m at Petco getting a fresh cat grass plant for Tabs (it’s for medicinal use) and the urge to don a rich, red lipstick strikes. I know I can turn to Red Racer, an intensely pigmented bright yellowish red with a satin finish.
Then, if my phone rings while I’m in the gravy aisle contemplating whether to get Tabs fish or turkey, and it’s Ryan Gosling’s people calling with a last-minute invite to Cannes, I’d love to have frosted tan To Catch a Sailor ready to bring with me on the G6.
Don’t get me wrong, Sail La Vie, a bright mid-tone orange with a satin finish, sure makes a great impression, but if there’s any turbulence on the flight, a low-maintenance neutral would probably be easier to apply…
I’d save Sail La Vie to wear on the red carpet with Ryan, maybe with a cat eyeliner retro/vintage/Mad Men makeup look, because it’s true what they say, you know. You can never go wrong with the classics.
Of course, I could change my mind at the last minute and opt for a smokey eye instead, and if that happens, there’s always Salute!, the neutral peach with an amplified finish.
Really, it boils down to options. A girl’s gotta have ’em.
The MAC Hey, Sailor! Lipsticks, $15.50 each
- MAC didn’t shy away from pigment with these lippies; all four apply with full opacity, and I only need a single layer
- Red Racer, Sail La Vie and Salute! should easily transition into fall
- At first I thought Salute! would look a little too much like concealer lips on me, but a touch of peach adds warmth and life to this super smooth shade
- If you flip for neutrals, try pairing To Catch a Sailor with Jaunty Eyeshadow (I think they’re gorgeous together!)
To Catch a Sailor, Salute!, Red Racer and Sail La Vie
To Catch a Sailor
PRICE: $15.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at maccosmetics.com and coming to MAC counters and stores May 24
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
I finally looked through the pics I took during Sunday afternoon’s solar eclipse. I was hoping to have gotten some clear shots of the “Ring of Fire” effect around the sun, but I guess either the effect wasn’t readily visible in my neck of the woods, my timing was off, or I wasn’t using the right lens or camera settings (probably the later).
I did manage to get this shot, though, of an eclipse shaped lens flare…
In other news, how’s your Tuesday coming along? What’s on your to-do list today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,